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Slate: Internet privacy: How network analysis can reveal details you would rather hide

Very interesting piece over on Slate. Would you agree to wear a stress monitor while giving a presentation? If not, what if a video of that talk could reveal at which point you were most calm, and most stressed? Wouldn’t you like to know which parts of a speech a politician was most confident about, and which had them most rattled?

The current attitude toward Google stalking appears to tilt toward the idea that if information is impossible to hide, its fair to see.  The ramifications of that principle are far-reaching.  Nobody knows exactly how much they are revealing about themselves every time they use a social networking site or save a YouTube video for posterity, because these are open research questions.  But they surely reveal more than they intend.

via Slate Magazine.



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